Silicon Power Slim S55 120 Go SSD Firmware/Field Updater S8FM08.0 /1.36


Before Use

1. Updating your device may result in data loss. Therefore, we strongly recommend you back up your data before proceeding.

2. Please DO NOT unplug the device or the power source during firmware update. This may cause unpredictable damage.

3. Use only native SATA ports to perform upgrade. Do NOT use third party controllers

Getting Started

1. Connect the Silicon-Power SSD to your PC or laptop.( To be used SATA interface directly. Do not used USB HUB)

2. Double click the icon “SSD FieldUpdater v12 for Windows.exe” to launch the utility.

3. SSD Firmware Update Utility will automatically scan for all devices and list them in the main window.

4. Select one or more desired drives to update. If two or more drives need to be updated at the same time, please ensure that the last five digits of each selected drive in the Signature column are identical to each other or the update will fail.

5. Check the box next to the desired drive(s) and click “Update firmware…”

6. Select the corresponding firmware file (*.VIC), as indicated below, and click Open.

7. A warning message window will pop up. Please ensure that all of your data stored on the drive(s) is backed up and then select “Proceed” to continue the update process. Click “Cancel” to exit the utility and back up your data if you have not already done so.

8. Once the update has completed successfully, a green check mark will appear on the disk icon.

9. Click “Rescan For Drives” to confirm that the SSD firmware has been updated successfully.

Note:

- Microsoft AHCI driver is required and Microsoft AHCI mode must be enabled on your computer.

- You must have Administrator privileges on your computer to run this utility.

- If update failed, please help try to demount the IRST mode

About SSD Firmware:

Changing the solid-state drive (SSD) firmware version can bring about a wide variety of changes such as stability improvements for different sleep states, power consumption enhancements, increased read/write speeds, optimized compatibility with various systems, and many others.

However, performing this step is very risky because it can damage the SSD’s software in the event of an update failure. Therefore, make sure you consider changing the firmware only when and if the new version includes changes that you can make use of.

As for the installation method, given the huge number of SSD manufacturers and the wide variety of solid-state drives, it’s recommended that you carefully read and understand the update guide, and initiate the upgrade only when you have completely familiarized yourself with the steps.

In addition to that, most SSD manufacturers also require additional software that will help you apply a new firmware using a specific method – so make sure you have everything you need for a complete and successful upgrade.

Another aspect you should keep in mind is that this task must be performed in a steady power environment, such as the one provided by a UPS unit. Don’t forget to reboot the system so that the newly made changes can take effect.

That being said, if this release includes the changes you need / desire, click the download button and get the firmware file. If not, check with our website constantly in order to find out first when a suitable update becomes available.




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